This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
The primary edition of the NFL Waiver Wire runs Tuesdays, and already provided a number of options that can be used to plug the holes that injuries have created on fantasy rosters. This Thursday edition provides a more extensive dive into the free-agent pool. As a general rule, as the season goes along the waiver-wire pickings get slimmer, but we're still early enough that there are a number of legitimately intriguing players available. Plus, last weekend featured a fair number of rookie WRs breaking out.
The list below includes players rostered in no more than 50-55 percent of Yahoo leagues and is listed in order of preference based on half-point per reception scoring and a 12-team league. Depending on your league's scoring and roster settings, certain players might warrant higher consideration than what is listed. Each player's listed roster percentage is based on Tuesday's Yahoo statistics, to give a general sense of availability for a given week.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins (7 percent) - Fitzpatrick was a sneaky play last week, and he rewarded managers fantasy with a highly efficient performance against the Jaguars by throwing for two TDs and running in another score. The Seahawks' secondary has been friendly to passing games this season, and Jamal Adams (groin) may not be available this week, so Fitzpatrick could feast if Seattle runs up the score — which looks likely.
Kirk Cousins, Vikings (26 percent) - Cousins had a fairly abysmal start to the season, but the emergence of